About this listing
Charming apartment with huge private terrace just blocks from Venice and Santa Monica Beaches, Main Street with its restaurants and bars, and Rose Avenue and Abbott Kinney. CVS market, Whole Foods, and health food market nearby.
The apartment has a main room with a queen bed, wood burning fireplace and french doors to a large private patio including patio furniture and bbq ,with views of the city, a unique bathroom with tub, and a fully stocked kitchen with large breakfast counter. There are two daybeds in a separate area that could accommodate a third and fourth person, or be replaced with a crib or desk,(small set up fee $20.) The unit is in the lower part of a single family home. Unit has basic cable, WiFi. Bicycles are also available, for a deposit.
There is gated offstreet parking for two cars.
Good pets are welcome.
The unit is entered from the street through the driveway gate.
The back patio is private to this unit, the front yard is private to the house only.
Interaction with Guests
We are available by phone and text and email. If there is ever a problem, we are 10 minutes away. Since we are locals, we are happy to give directions and offer recommendations for services.
No smoking inside. Pets welcome.
We stayed a few days in Diane appt. The overall experience was a bit disappointing. The house is not what is written in the ad, it's dirty and the outdoor space is only for days, as no lights are available.
Sorry about any disappointments you experienced.
The photos in the listing are by a professional photographer hired by Air bnb!
We do have lights for the patio, as I told you, other guests have had parties there.
The laundry, beds and bathroom, as well as the kitchen and floors were all cleaned the morning you arrived.
We use the same crew for all our units, and rarely have a negative review.
We have never had to endure the outrage your friend expressed, and never wish to again.
Perhaps you are better served by a full service hotel in the future, so as to spare any other host such venom.
I am glad I had a witness to the verbal abuse that was at 8:30 pm, when I ran over to address the toilet issue that you informed me of at 8. It was resolved by the time we arrived, and the drains were serviced the next morning.
I immediately informed Airbnb of your complaint, and your companions conduct, they were very cooperative in releasing you of any obligation to stay.
I hope this was the worst thing that happened on your holiday, and you are safely back at home.
Diane was very responsive and the place was just as advertised. It is a basement apartment at the top of a hill overlooking all of LA and close to Main Street and Abbot Kinney where all the restaurants and shops are located. Venice Beach is a 5 minute while the Santa Monica Beach and Pier is a 20 minute walk. The place was clean and private with a backyard patio which was a nice spot for some breakfast and coffee. If you're looking for a place to stay for a short vacation, Diane's place is perfect!
Diane was very helpful and very responsive when we were making the reservation. We left a couple things accidentally and she promptly mailed them back to us. The apartment conveniently has parking and is a great location to go to either Venice or Santa Monica. So great to be able to walk to the beach! The space itself has lots of amenities but is a tad on the funky side. We had a good stay and really appreciated Diane as a host.
We loved staying at Diane's place and would definitely stay again. The location is fantastic -- walking distance to many great restaurants, cafes, shops, and very close to the beach. The apartment is spacious, light, and clean (and the fruit and chocolate were much appreciated). There was convenient parking and also a washer and dryer. Diane responded immediately to every question we had -- highly recommend staying here!
I stayed here for a month with my husband and it was a seamless and stress free experience. Diane was quick to address any minor issues immediately. The property is private and clean with an incredible view of LA. I enjoyed cooking in the full kitchen and having relaxing baths. On site parking and lighting fast internet made it pretty much perfect for our needs.
Diane was very helpful and responsive. Her place is ready to rock and roll as soon as you arrive. The property has a private gate so you feel secure and has a private terrace in the back for your own use. The house is split upper level for another guest and lower for yourself, it is completely separate and isolated so no need to worry about privacy. Parking space is included, washer and dryer. We borrowed her bikes and had a ride around the beach.
The house is a bit tired and could use a bit of TLC, but I wouldnt let this hinder your decision to rent or not as it is perfectly acceptable and we really enjoyed our time there. Kitchen has everything you need.
Not much else to say other than we really enjoyed our stay in Santa Monica and the house is located in a great location.
Thank you very much to Diane for her place. We ( my brother and I) rented it for a month and had a blast. Very well located with cute places/cafes/restaurants just around the corner. Also at the end of the street you'll find a laundromat, very convenient !!
Wifi worked perfectly. As the TV. Kitchen is very easy to work with. We met the owner very briefly but she was very welcoming. Would recommend it to anyone.
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About the Host, Diane
I am a Los Angeles native and I love living by the beach and enjoying all the area has to offer. I also love to travel and enjoy good food and shopping at the local farmer's market.